Hole House Cottage

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet friendly property
  • Number of pets: 2
  • Mountain view
  • Countryside view
  • Log fire
  • Wi-fi
Property rating: 3

Situated on the road to Wray Castle, down a quiet country lane lies Hole House, a lovely traditional 17th century detached whitewashed cottage. Originally given to the National Trust by none other than Beatrix Potter, who is reported to have stayed here on several occasions, the cottage is now a haven to all who visit.

Straight from a picture perfect Lakeland postcard, the cottage sits in the middle of open farm land, overlooking Blelham Tarn and is reached by a short stone lane. The only other buildings nearby being farm storage buildings which are used infrequently.

A wonderful quiet & romantic location, the cottage is ideal for those looking to switch off from the outside world. Gentle pastimes such as bird watching and fishing, and footpaths run in five directions from near to the farm offering a myriad of pleasant low level walks.

For those looking to explore then the villages of Hawkshead, Coniston and Ambleside are just a short drive away.

In essence Hole House is a charming country cottage, perfect for couples, families and friends looking for a quiet Lakeland hideaway.

Ground floor
Traditional porch leading into the entrance hall way with plenty of space to store coats and boots when you're not out and about exploring. Off the hallway is the cosy sitting room with beamed ceiling, comfortable seating, wood burning stove, TV with DVD & CD player. The perfect place to curl up with a good book.

Opposite the sitting room is the well-appointed kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, there's also a traditional back larder with large fridge/freezer and tumble dryer.

First floor
Upstairs there are three cosy bedrooms and the house bathroom.

Bedroom 1 - king size sleigh bed with en suite shower room.
Bedroom 2 - king size bed (or twin 2'6"single beds).
Bedroom 3 - twin single beds.
House bathroom with bath with electric shower over & W.C.

Outside
Gravelled and grassed areas surrounding the cottage including a beautiful terrace with comfortable garden furniture overlooking Blelham Tarn, offering superb panoramic views.

Facilities included
Electricity, heating by night storage heaters downstairs and oil fired heating upstairs, Wi-Fi, bed linen & initial logs for the fire

Available to hire
Towels, travel cot & high chair.

Parking
Parking 2-4 Cars

Property Notes
Please note that there is a private access lane to the cottage, whilst only short this lane is steep in parts and made up of loose gravel. The lane is passable by most cars with care except low suspension sports cars.

Nearby
Public Transport 2 miles
Pub 500 2 miles
Shop 2 miles

Cottage Postcode
LA22 0JF

Local Activities
The areas surrounding Lake Windermere are some of the most picturesque in the Lake District, picture perfect cottages, dreamy landscapes and quaint villages not to mention home to some of the ever popular Lake District hotspots. Loved by Beatrix Potter, it's not hard to fall in love with the village of Hawkshead and the surrounding hamlets of High Wray, Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey.  Away from the crowds who gather at Hill Top, solace can be found on the shores of the nearby Esthwaite Water and Blenheim Tarn.

At the southern tip of Lake Windermere lies the quaint hamlet of Lakeside which as the name suggests enjoys open access to the lake shore. A favourite for families looking to explore, nearby attractions include the Aquarium of the Lakes, the Lakeland Motor Museum, the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway & Fell Foot Park. 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hill-top
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wray-castle
www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedale
www.hawksheadtrout.com
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wray-castle/trails/wray-castle-to-blelham-tarn-circular-walk
www.lakesaquarium.co.uk
www.lakesiderailway.co.uk
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fell-foot

Location

About Hawkshead Windermere & Surrounding Area

The areas surrounding Lake Windermere are some of the most picturesque in the Lake District, picture perfect cottages, dreamy landscapes and quaint villages not to mention home to some of the ever popular Lake District hotspots. Loved by Beatrix Potter, it’s not hard to fall in love with the village of Hawkshead and the surrounding hamlets of High Wray, Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey. Away from the crowds who gather at Hill Top, solace can be found on the shores of the nearby Esthwaite Water and Blenheim Tarn.

Customer Comments

Great location, lovely views.
B.F Oct 2017

Lovely tidy cottage.
D.P., Nov 2016

Just spent another 17 days at Hole House Cottage. This really is a wonderful place to stay. The milkman came every day and we were able to buy milk, yoghurt ,bacon to name but a few things. Very reasonably priced . The Co Op at Hawkshead is not too far and sells just about everything you could need. Already planning our next years visit and wondering if we could squeeze in another later this year. The cottage now has an en suite shower room in one of the rooms which was a lovely surprise when we walked in. The dawn chorus starts about five o'clock and we loved it. We were visited by cows and sheep in the garden at different times I might add. This really is a fantastic place to stay, comfortable and clean and cozy.
R.S, Jun 2016

Really enjoyed the location of the cottage. Warm lounge and comfortable beds. Great views to tarn and beyond.
M.C, Apr 2016

Great place, very warn and cosy. Stunning location with beautiful views. Will reccommend it to others.
Mrs Phillips, Sep 2015

Lovely cottage- exactly what we needed. Loved the sheep and the view! Kitchen was great. We had an amazing holiday.
Turner family, Sep 2015

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